WE HELP BETTER THE VOLUNTARY BENEFITS BUSINESS

The Voluntary Employee Benefits Board (VEBB) ultimately serves the end customer by leveraging the shared experiences, knowledge and commitment of voluntary benefits professionals to improve the industry.

COVID-19 Update

With the health and safety of our members and communities in mind, the Voluntary Employee Benefits Board (VEBB) made the decision to cancel our in-person 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for May 20-22, 2020 in Austin, TX. Following increased concerns and restrictions around the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the most appropriate course of action.

In the spirit of adaptability, we’re working hard to find innovative solutions to keep our members engaged in lieu of our in-person conference. To this end, VEBB hosted two free educational webinars on May 21, 2020 and the recordings are available to view here.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Annual Conference and future webinars hosted by VEBB.

ABOUT VEBB

WE ARE A VOLUNTEER BASED, NON-PROFIT BOARD RUN BY MEMBERS COMMITTED TO BETTERING THE VOLUNTARY BENEFITS INDUSTRY.

VEBB provides a welcomed forum to exchange information on current topics affecting the manufacturing and distribution of voluntary products and services. Our annual conference is designed to address issues and opportunities that are relevant to voluntary benefits professionals through open dialogue and active participation.

Why join VEBB?

STAY CURRENT WITH INDUSTRY TRENDS, DISCUSS COMMON CHALLENGES, AND BUILD A STRONG NETWORK OF PEERS

With VEBB membership, voluntary benefits professionals are provided a wealth of insights and resources, as well as abundant networking opportunities.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT A COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • Stephanie Perry

    President

    The Hartford

  • McClure King

    Past President

    BankersWorksite

  • Kristen Willey

    Program Committee Chair

    Mutual of Omaha

  • Toni Levatino

    Co-Secretary & Treasurer

    Texas Life Insurance Company

  • Linda Aube

    Co-Secretary & Treasurer

    MassMutual

  • Paul Goedde

    Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

    Prudential

  • Darlena Holland

    Membership Committee Co-Chair

    American Fidelity

  • Cindy Shanks

    Membership Committee Co-Chair

    Mutual of Omaha

  • Meghan Farrell

    Marketing Committee Co-Chair

    MassMutual

VEBB Webinars

To continue to provide thought-provoking content to our members during this unprecedented time, VEBB has partnered with Sydney Group and EIS Group to present two free webinars on May 21, 2020. Read more below, and watch the recordings!

Bridging the digital gap for brokers and their clients

EIS will share how their work improves the way brokers and their clients interface and raise expectations among the industry. The team will provide insights on essential strategy elements, program governance and the importance of building a scalable technology platform. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of where the industry is headed, and a roadmap for propelling their organization toward the customer-centric.

The Voluntary medley – A recipe for success

Brokers, consumers, and employers are hungry for voluntary benefits, and your understanding of the current environment is critical to reaching them! This unique session will address the latest product compliance trends as well as provide an actuary’s view of COVID-19 and its impact on the voluntary benefits market. The compliance portion will include specific state trends and how they may be used as a competitive advantage. The COVID-19 update will provide the latest research and analysis regarding financial performance, sales, and projections of infections.

Please follow us on LinkedIn for conference updates!

Interested In Attending?

In order to become a VEBB member, you must represent a company that is actively engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of voluntary products and services, or reinsurance of such products and services.

I represent an insurance company in the voluntary benefits industry.
I represent a reinsurance company in the voluntary benefits industry.

2020 Sponsors

Bankers Worksite Logo
MassMutual

Past Presidents

    Years 2017 - Present

  • 2017, Julie Pohjola – Cigna
  • 2018, Paul Goedde - Cigna
  • 2019, McClure King - BankersWorksite

    Years 2011 - 2016

  • 2011, Luanne Inderski – Principal
  • 2012, Carroll Fadal – Texas Life Insurance Co.
  • 2013, Kelli LeGeyt – UnitedHealth Group
  • 2014, Donald Rowe – Legal Club of America
  • 2015, Carol Egan – USAble Life
  • 2016, Cheryl Fugate – The Hartford

    Years 2006 - 2010

  • 2006, Mary Walsh – Boston Mutual
  • 2007, Debbie Cecil – UNUM
  • 2008, Tim Richards – HM Ins. Group
  • 2009, Diana Thulin – SwissRe
  • 2010, Alvin Heggie – American General

    Years 2001 - 2005

  • 2001, Jim Dreiling – Colonial
  • 2002, David Bailey – UNUM
  • 2003, Eric Taylor – Cincinnati Life
  • 2004, Donna Mountain – Assurant
  • 2005, Marc Lower – Colonial

    Years 1987 - 2000

  • 1987, Dick Ancy – American General
  • 1988, Dick Ancy – American General
  • 1989, Phil Brimer – Allstate
  • 1990, Robert Frary – Liberty Life
  • 1991, Deborah Tatro – Transamerica
  • 1992, Shannon Gray – Texas Life
  • 1993, Paul Laroche – Baltimore Life
  • 1994, David Gerrish – Jefferson Pilot
  • 1995, Alan Anderson – First Colony
  • 1996, Steve Worley – Texas Life
  • 1997, Neiciee Durrence – UNUM
  • 1998, Bill Velto – Met Life
  • 1999, Terry Reams – Guarantee Life
  • 1999, Connie Taylor – Principal
  • 2000, Connie Taylor – Principal

Past Presidents Updated

    Years 1987 - 1991

  • 1987, Dick Ancy – American General
  • 1988, Dick Ancy – American General
  • 1989, Phil Brimer – Allstate
  • 1990, Robert Frary – Liberty Life
  • 1991, Deborah Tatro – Transamerica

    Years 1992 - 1996

  • 1992, Shannon Gray – Texas Life
  • 1993, Paul Laroche – Baltimore Life
  • 1994, David Gerrish – Jefferson Pilot
  • 1995, Alan Anderson – First Colony
  • 1996, Steve Worley – Texas Life

    Years 1997 - 2000

  • 1997, Neiciee Durrence – UNUM
  • 1998, Bill Velto – Met Life
  • 1999, Terry Reams – Guarantee Life
  • 1999, Connie Taylor – Principal
  • 2000, Connie Taylor – Principal

    Years 2001 - 2005

  • 2001, Jim Dreiling – Colonial
  • 2002, David Bailey – UNUM
  • 2003, Eric Taylor – Cincinnati Life
  • 2004, Donna Mountain – Assurant
  • 2005, Marc Lower – Colonial

    Years 2006 - 2010

  • 2006, Mary Walsh – Boston Mutual
  • 2007, Debbie Cecil – UNUM
  • 2008, Tim Richards – HM Ins. Group
  • 2009, Diana Thulin – SwissRe
  • 2010, Alvin Heggie – American General

    Years 2011 - 2016

  • 2011, Luanne Inderski – Principal
  • 2012, Carroll Fadal – Texas Life Insurance Co.
  • 2013, Kelli LeGeyt – UnitedHealth Group
  • 2014, Donald Rowe – Legal Club of America
  • 2015, Carol Egan – USAble Life
  • 2016, Cheryl Fugate – The Hartford

    Years 2017 - Present

  • 2017, Julie Pohjola – Cigna
  • 2018, Paul Goedde - Cigna

GET MORE INFORMATION

Stephanie Perry
President
stephanie.perry@thehartford.com
860-547-3877

Recent Superstar Award Recipients

VEBB’s Superstar award acts as the board’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” and is presented to individuals who have provided long term service and support to the VEBB organization. VEBB members nominate and vote on the award recipient and the Past President Council makes the final decision. The award is presented each year at our annual meeting.

  • 2019:
  • Cheryl Fugate - The Hartford
  • Luanne Inderski - Principal Financial Group
  • 2018:
  • Donald Rowe - Legal Group of America
  • 2017:
  • Carol Egan - Renaissance Dental
  • Toni Levatino - Texas Life